Fernando Coimbra to Direct Two Episodes of Season Two of HBO’s “Perry Mason”

Fernando Coimbra is heading to trial…

The 45-year-old Brazilian filmmaker is among those tapped to direct Season 2 of HBO’s Emmy-nominated Perry Mason reboot, starring Matthew Rhys in the titular role.

Fernando CoimbraCoimbra joins a roster of directors that includes Jessica LoweryMarialy Rivas and Nina Lopez-Corrado.

Each will direct two episodes of the eight-episode series — Coimbra, episodes 1 & 2; Lowery, episodes 3 & 4; Rivas, episodes 5 & 6 and Lopez-Corrado, episodes 7 & 8.

Season 2 of Perry Mason takes place months after the end of the Dodson trial. Perry (Rhys) has moved off the farm, ditched the milk truck, he’s even traded his leather jacket for a pressed suit. It’s the worst year of the Depression, and Perry and Della (Juliet Rylance) have set the firm on a safer path pursuing civil cases instead of the tumultuous work criminal cases entail. Unfortunately, there isn’t much work for Paul (Chris Chalk) in wills and contracts, so he’s been out on his own. An open-and-closed case overtakes the city of Los Angeles, and Perry’s pursuit of justice reveals that not everything is always as it seems.

Jack Amiel and Michael Begler are writers and showrunners of Perry Mason with EPs Amanda Burrell, and Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey for Team Downey. The co-EP is Regina Heyman; Joe Horacek is the executive producer. The series is based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

In addition to Rhys, Rylance and Chalk, previously announced cast includes Diarra Kilpatrick, Eric Lange, Justin Kirk, Katherine Waterston, Hope Davis, Jon Chaffin, Fabrizio Guido, Peter Mendoza, Onohoua Rodriguez and Jee Young Han.

Coimbra’s previous directing credits include Narcos, What/If and Outcast.

Rivas’ previous credits include Young and Wild.

Lopez-Corrado’s previous credits include MindfieldThe Mentalist and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

HBO Max Releases Trailer for Post-Apocalyptic Series “Station Eleven,” Starring Daniel Zovatto

Daniel Zovatto has arrived at the Station

HBO Max has released the trailer for its new series Station Eleven, starring the 30-year-old Costa Rican American actor.

Daniel Zovatto

A pandemic has ravaged the world in Patrick Somerville’s new series, an adaptation of the 2014 book of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel.

Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, this limited drama series tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.

In addition to Zovatto, the series stars Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, David Wilmot, Matilda Lawler, Philippine Velge, Nabhaan Rizwan and Lori Petty, with Gael Garcìa Bernal and Danielle Deadwyler recurring.

The 10-episode limited series will premieres on HBO Max on December 16.

Zovatto’s previous credits include Revenge, Fear the Walking Dead and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.